October 12th, 2014
Kurt Elling has repeatedly proved his mettle as a vocalist, accumulating so many Downbeat awards and Grammy nominations that it seems superfluous to once again critique any of his performances. One can only say, "Ditto, he's done it again." But, because he keeps developing his scope, it's always...
October 11th, 2014
[Our resident music reviewer Donald sacrificed a night with his favorite TV show to see jazz vocalist Kurt Elling, and found it well worth the trade. —the artblog editors] Typically, Sunday nights for me are known exclusively as The Good Wife night. No ifs, ands, or buts about it....
October 1st, 2014
Kurt Elling, the bold, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter who explores infinite variations on musical themes, presents his hip, edgy expressiveness as he performs at 8 pm on October 1 at Infinity Music Hall and Bistro at 32 Front Street. Not only is Elling a master of scat and vocalese, a perennial winner of the...
September 17th, 2014
Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling, acclaimed contemporary dance company Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and legendary improvisational comedy enterprise The Second City are among the performers at the Chicago's inaugural Fifth Star Awards on Wednesday, September 17 at 7:00 pm. Presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events...
July 11th, 2014
At the start of this year's North Sea Jazz Festival, the Edison Foundation announced that Kurt Elling is the 2014 winner of the prestigious Edison Jazz Oeuvreprijs, the Edison's Lifetime Achievement Award for Jazz! The Edison is the Dutch equivalent of the Grammy, the German ECHO, and the UK...